Manchester United had a summer to forget. Incoming transfers didn’t come to fruition. Jose Mourinho was left frustrated.
It seems as though the Red Devils are keen to avoid a repeat happening, with a Director of Football being eyed. That’s according to the Evening Standard, per The Metro. Their report reckons that Edward Woodward has identified the man whom he wants to take the new role; Andrea Berta.
Berta currently plies his trade for Atletico Madrid in La Liga. It’s a role in which he has excelled at since 2013; making signings including Jan Oblak, Jose Giminez and more recently, Thomas Lemar. That’s the sort of person we simply have to have in control of our transfers, not Woodward.
That’s not a knock on our vice-chairman, by the way. He is obviously very good at his job. He’s making Manchester United an awful lot of money. He’s just not a football man. When it comes to transfer dealings, having that knowledge, know-how and nous is vitally important.
Creating this job role at the Theatre of Dreams makes perfect sense. Quite frankly, the sooner it is implemented, the better. Mourinho needs help from a senior staff member, Berta would be ideal. Hopefully, we have a Director of Football in place before next summer.